Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ten things I'd rather be doing than studying right now

Someday this will be a graphic that says "Tuesday's Top Ten" on it. That day is not today.

Ten things I'd rather be doing than studying for my licensing exam right now

10.  Peeling 4,000 potatoes. With a spork.

9. Reading the collected works of Snooki.

8. Crawling a mile. Around a track. Made of gravel. With shorts on.


7. Cleaning every bathroom in Downton Abbey.

6. Listening to Alicia Keys sing a crazy version of the National Anthem on repeat for five hours.

5. Med school

4. Shaving 400 poodles with a razor in a hot, wet sauna.

3. Testing the temperature of lava with my pinky toe.

2. Getting trained in the Dewey Decimal System. In Braille.

And finally,

1. Colonoscopy prep.

Got any of your own?

20 comments:

  1. Hilarious! i would have picked *almost* any of those things (maybe not the lava one) over hovering around my vomitous 4 year old who never got the concept of getting it in the bucket! it was a torturous 3 days.
    i hope your studying goes by quickly!

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  2. HAHAHAHA. Just read the colonoscopy prep post and died laughing!

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  3. ROFL ... Colonoscopy Prep ... The worst day EVER! ... Followed of course by the most miserable night

    What you are studying must be agony

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  4. So you're saying that you'd rather study than stick your whole foot in hot lava?

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  5. I have laughed so hard I cried precisely once in my recent memory. And that was reading the colonoscopy post!

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  6. That is awesome! Sorry that you have to study but I bet you'll do great :D You could try reading the whole encyclopedia from Z-A backwards. Reading the words backwards like "word" "drow", from the last page to the first page ;) Or the DSM 4 would work.

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  7. Any of the things I found unbearable two weeks ago: that's what I'd rather be doing.

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  8. Great post, Josh! I appreciated this. I sort of feel the same way about writing my query. Or being at work.

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  9. Ha ha... I have felt the same way this week... I've had a cold that just won't leave, and consequently I am on Day 5 of '5 days 4 tests'.... Hang in there, at least you are not back in school for the long haul.. sometimes I wonder, "what am I doing to myself, and WHY!?!?"... but it's good YOU CAN DO IT!! as can I!

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  10. Ha ha... I have felt the same way this week... I've had a cold that just won't leave, and consequently I am on Day 5 of '5 days 4 tests'.... Hang in there, at least you are not back in school for the long haul.. sometimes I wonder, "what am I doing to myself, and WHY!?!?"... but it's good YOU CAN DO IT!! as can I!

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  11. Currently studying for the bar exam and your list is pretty perfect, but go ahead and add "clean out a refrigerator full of the smelliest most expired food you can imagine"

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  12. I was just telling my husband at the blue and gold banquet last night that I'd rather get a pap smear than go to a pack meeting. I don't know why I hate cub scouts so much, but with four boys it's only a matter of time before I'm called as a den mother. And the colonoscopy post was hysterical!

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  13. I can relate 100%. I am currently studying to take my LCSW exam next week. Visiting my blogs (including yours) was a break from the dreaded studying. Best of luck!

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  14. http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/8ace/


    For the potatoes.
    Or unicorn meat.
    A nice Midwest meal, come to think of it.

    -grey

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  15. I'm sorry i've got nuthin' to top these! But I think you may be a little oversexed. I mean sexed out. I mean sex ADDICTIONED out. Is that what you are studying by any chance???

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  16. So, I have a question about #5 - are you saying you would do med school w/o studying (uh, remind me to not visit your practice...) or is the delay in studying (sometime after admittance, but whatever, just not right now) sufficient?
    A favorite Twain quote - never put off until tomorrow what can be done just as well the next day. Happy productivity avoidance to you, Josh.
    (incidentally, I will apparently read your blog, rather than work...)

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  17. OK, so what makes me laugh the most about this post comes from your last FFAQ post, because to write these things you have to be, IMHO, SUCH a guy. Some things are just total guy things and this is one of them. As a non-guy, all I can say (please add in imagined shrug and sigh and Yiddish accent) - you should be healthy!

    Second thought is not fair but also from that other post - thanks for sharing that you ate and gained weight when you were terrified. It gives me hope about my poundage. I've definitely been very frightened about a some mega life stuff over the past couple of decades, but especially the last one...

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  18. Here's my "Id rather be studying for the MFT exam than...." list

    1. Taking the actual exam
    2. Waiting the 4 weeks to find out if I barely passed or barely failed (barely passed, it is)
    3. Waiting for the exam with all of my flash cards locked in the little locker... can I just have one more look???
    4. Deciding wether it would be more advantagous to pee my pants rather than waste precious test time (fyi, I chose to pee in a toilet and had 20 minutes to spare on the test... peeing in the toilet was a better choice)
    5. Panicking 4 minutes before the exam due to possibly not having appropriate identifiction for this exam... those questions are locked up like fort knox. Seriously, why do I have to be so lazy as to only carry cards with Hamby on them when my id says Woods and I have been Woods for years now...
    6. Answering the question about (this portion bleeped out due to my non disclosure agreement with the fine people at AAMFT). Seriously? THATs your question, exam writers? Is it possible for me to have a few minute with this family for some follow up questions before I answer?
    7. Staring at question 148, knowing that if I answer B, I could be dooming myself to 3 more months of studying plus $500 more to take it.
    8. Staring at all 4 answers wondering where e. non of the above, is.
    9. Staring at all 4 answers wondering where e. All of the above, is.
    10. Writing a long list of anxiety provoking exam comments that terrifies Josh about the exam.

    You'll get through this and be licensed soon...

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